(NORTH PERTH, ON) - The Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has arrested a male after he fled from police in a vehicle on two separate occasions.
During a police investigation, the suspect vehicle was found to have stolen licence plates attached to it. When police attempted to stop the vehicle in North Perth shortly after 2:00 p.m. April 13 2020, the male driver drove away in a dangerous manner. Prior to the driver fleeing the scene, however, police were able to identify the driver.
The following day, the same vehicle was found to be driving again, and the same driver was identified before fleeing the scene and almost causing a head-on collision. Police were able to locate the vehicle moments later at a residence on Richmond Avenue North in Listowel, where the male was arrested without incident.
As a result, Joseph David CLUETT, 24, of Mitchell, is charged with the following criminal offences:
Dangerous Operation (two counts)
Operation while Prohibited under the Criminal Code (two counts)
Flight from Police
Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (under $5000)
Fail to Comply with Probation Order
The accused was held for a bail hearing.
Anyone with information regarding this or any incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or online at www.opp.ca/reporting.
Should you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at http://hc-cs.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.